2016 November



Chompsky’s food van: a road trip around the world

22nd November 2016

Elisabeth Graham Writer If you’re looking to sample cuisine from all around the world but don’t want to break the bank to do so, look no further than Kelvin Way. You may have seen Chompsky in passing by the Kelvingrove bandstand. It’s not just the clever visuals (there’s a gnome drawn on the side of ...


Dementia Friends session held by uni society

22nd November 2016

Katy Scott News Editor The University of Glasgow Dementia Society recently held a Dementia Friends Session which aimed to dispel negative stereotypes and raise awareness and understanding of the disorder. Over 100 students attended the workshop. The interactive information session was led by Anne McWhinnie, who coordinates the Dementia Friends programme and works at Alzheimer ...


Students left without home after pre-paid flats fail to open

22nd November 2016

Katy Scott News Editor Around 100 students have been left facing an uncertain start to term after a pre-paid flat development failed to open. The private student accommodation in Partick was originally intended to open in September 2016. This was postponed until November and the company decided to house students in hotels as temporary accommodation. ...


Almost half of lecturers at Glasgow are on non-permanent or hourly-paid contracts

22nd November 2016

Rhys Harper News Editor Almost half of the teaching and teaching-and-research staff at the University of Glasgow are on non-permanent or hourly-paid contracts, according to an investigation led by the Guardian newspaper. Using data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, the Guardian calculated that 48.7% of teaching staff at Glasgow University are on these low ...


University holds Transgender Day of Remembrance

22nd November 2016

Thaïs Ramdani Writer Transgender Day of Remembrance was marked by the University of Glasgow on 21 November, a day after the international recognition on the 20 November. The day included raising the transgender flag on university grounds and the evening consisted of a number of speeches as well as a candlelight vigil to remember the ...


EU students in Scotland guaranteed free tuition

22nd November 2016

Wallis Spence Writer Free tuition at Scottish universities has been guaranteed for all EU students applying for the next academic year. Following the referendum result in June this year, Scotland’s Education Secretary, John Swinney, has guaranteed that all EU students applying to study at Scottish universities for the year 2017-18 will not pay tuition fees. ...


Dylan Beck named Gender and Sexual Diversity Officer at Glasgow University

22nd November 2016

Katy Scott News Editor The position of Sexual Orientation Officer was recently given the new title of Gender and Sexual Diversity Officer at the second Students’ Representative Council (SRC) meeting of the academic year. The position is currently held by Dylan Beck. The motion to change the position title was put forward by both Beck ...


Wilde in Space: STAG takes the Importance of Being Earnest into Orbit

22nd November 2016

Tom Aikman Writer I am rather fond of sci-fi spins on classic plays (Forbidden Planet, for one, is probably the best film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Tempest that exists), so the prospect of seeing Oscar Wilde’s premier farce in this style was pretty exciting. There is a lot to be said for both the social locale ...


International Men’s Day takes place at University of Glasgow amid controversy

22nd November 2016

Kate Snowdon Editor An independent event to recognise International Men’s Day was held at the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) on 19 November. After the event organisers’ refusal to adopt a safe space policy and use content warnings sparked controversy online, several commenters raised fears that the event would perpetuate a misogynist agenda, and QMU board ...


Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature: is it justified? Against

22nd November 2016

Georgina Hayes Writer I like Bob Dylan’s music. I acknowledge that he is a genius, and his cultural impact prodigious. I am also not necessarily concerned with whether or not his work should be considered literature – something that has been too much the focus of the debate surrounding the choice to award him the ...